Definition of privateer:
For example, suppose 4, 000 seamen subscribe to this society, and after six months- for no man should claim sooner than six months- a merchant's ship having engaged a privateer, there comes several claims together, as thus - Pounds A was wounded and lost one leg .- "An Essay Upon Projects", Daniel Defoe.
- "The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1", Robert H. Newell.
- "Poor Jack", Frederick Marryat.